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50th Anniversary of the first Blackmoor Game

April 17th: 50 years ago today, a group of gamers gathered in the basement of the Arneson home in St.Paul, Minnesota. They were there for the monthly meeting of their war game club, the Midwest Military Simulation Association. For the … Continue reading

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GDW’s Liege Lord?

Back in the 80s, I used to get newsletters from Game Designers Workshop (“News so fresh you could wrap fish in it!”) and I recall reading about the development of a GDW fantasy/medieval RPG that I think was going to be called Liege … Continue reading

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Tolkiens & Dragons

Over at Greyhawk Grognard they’re discussing how much influence Tolkien had on D&D, specifically the Advanced D&D game. Mentioned, of course, is the editorial written by Gygax in Dragon Magazine pretty much dismissing the influence altogether. I’m not sure, but … Continue reading

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